For every 10,000 employees in the Czech Republic, there are 101 robots. This measurement, used in a recent HSBC study, places the Central European state above the world average, which lies at 74 robots. However, in the country’s neighbour Slovakia the robot population average is higher by a third. The study also claims that due to its ageing population study the Czech Republic will need to continue increasing the share of robots in its economy.
Year-on-year growth in industrial output in the Czech Republic slowed to
4.8 percent in November, according to official data released on Tuesday. In
October growth had reached 6.7 percent. However, taking into account
seasonal factors, industrial output actually rose by 0.9 percent.
The main driver of growth remained motor vehicle production, which went up by 10.2 percent. By contrast construction stagnated in the 11th month of 2018 following growth of 10.4 percent in October.
This year’s title Exporter of the Year award has again been claimed by the country’s largest automobile manufacturer Škoda Auto. The award for greatest export growth was won by pressure components manufacturer DGS Druckguss Systeme, while engineering firm Hutní Projekt Frýdek-Místek took the prize for best medium-sized exporter.
Car production in the Czech Republic rose by 2.9 percent to nearly 1.4
million between January and November this year, the Automotive Industry
Association said on Friday. Exports have grown by 3.3 percent to 1.25
By contrast, domestic sales of cars have dropped by around two percent. The country’s biggest car producer, Škoda Auto, raised output by 4.5 percent to over 831,000 cars and TPCA recorded growth by 11 percent to nearly 197,000 cars.
According to the head of the Czech Automotive Industry Association, Bohdan Wojnar, car production for the whole of 2018 is expected to reach 1.4 million, which should slightly exceed last year’s figure.
The famous automobile manufacturer Škoda Auto presented its newest model at a special unveiling in Tel Aviv on Thursday. The hatchback, which is called Scala, is expected to cost around USD 15,000 and will enter the market in April next year. Škoda hopes to sell 10,000 models in the Czech Republic alone.
Czech industrial production grew by 6.7 percent year on year in October,
after somewhat weaker performance in recent months, data from the Czech
Statistical Office show.
New orders reached double digit growth, suggesting that recent weakness could be related to one-offs.
Manufacturing grew by 7.7 percent, supported by strong automobile production, up 8.8 percent in annual terms after falling in the previous two months.
Owners of the TPCA car factory in Kolín, central Bohemia, may soon be
parting ways. PSA of France and Toyota of Japan have agreed to end
production of small cars at the Czech site by 2021, the French daily Les
The car companies Toyota, Peugeot and Citroën formed the TPCA joint venture in 2002. The Japanese carmaker is expected to take over PSA's stake, but no final decision has been announced.
The TPCA plant in Kolín has an annual production capacity of 330,000 vehicles, a mark last achieved in 2009, before the global financial crisis. For this year, the plant is due to roll out only 200,000 cars.
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